Gene Turnbaugh, Hermitage, PA

J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

January 19, 2021

Gene Turnbaugh, Hermitage, Pennsylvania - obit
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HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Gene Turnbaugh, 71, of Hermitage, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in his home.

Mr. Turnbaugh was born January 7, 1950, in Oak Vale, Mississippi, a son of the late Winford and Katie Mae (Tyrone) Turnbaugh.

He was a 1969 graduate of Sharon High School where he was a standout athlete. He attended Robert Morris University on an athletic scholarship before leaving to support his family.

Gene worked in the acid room of Sharpsville Container and later worked as a coiler for the former Duferco Farrell Corporation, retiring with nearly 20 years of service.

Many will remember Gene for his athleticism and being a sports fanatic, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is survived by his wife, the former Darlene Marcus, whom he married July 2, 1983; a daughter, Stacie Marcus of Sharon; two sons, Eugene Marcus and Justin Turnbaugh, both of Hermitage; six grandchildren, Nikole Barretta, Zhania Harrison, Kole and Alania Marcus, Samir Turnbaugh and Savanah Hassan and one great-granddaughter, Aje’ Anderson.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by two sisters, Vashti Brown and Amy Shibers and a brother, Scot Turnbaugh.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes, there are no services.

Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.


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